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Hugh Dennis Biography

Birth Name:
Peter Hugh Dennis
Birth Place:
Kettering, Northamptonshire, England
Actor, comedian, writer

Fast Facts

  • His father, John Dennis, is a former Bishop of Edmundsbury and Ipswich
  • Was head boy at school
  • Met frequent collaborator and comedy partner Steve Punt while the pair were both in Cambridge Footlights
  • During his final year at university, was approached and interviewed by British intelligence services
  • Worked in Unilever's marketing department after graduating school and trying to build a comedy career
  • Participated in an amateur stage of the Tour de France in 2007
  • Released his first book, Britty Britty Bang Bang, in 2014


  • John Dennis -- Brother
  • Meg Dennis -- Daughter
  • Miranda Carroll -- Ex-wife
  • John Dennis -- Father
  • Dorothy Dennis -- Mother
  • Freddie Dennis -- Son
  • Kate Abbot-Anderson -- Wife (separated)